Legends Zine by Rey Carlson


Legends is a publication exploring the historical roots of queerness in Chinese culture, as well as its mythical creatures and stories. This book serves as evidence that queerness has and always will exist, and the exploration of mythical creatures is a reminder for the artist, they have access to means of educating themselves on the culture that was not always taught from family. This publication is for queer people, for Asian people, for those who feel like imposters or feel fake. 

Rey Carlson (she/they) is a Chinese designer, visual artist and writer. Their work often explores subjects such as queerness as refuge, Chinese mythology and storytelling, and loss. Rey's work believes in queer alchemy as an interpersonal remedy, intentional generosity over output, and always taking your shoes off at the door.

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